David Stockdale on McCormack signing: 'This shows our ambition'

The Fulham goalkeeper believes his side mean business after their £11 million signing from Leeds.

After a reasonably protracted transfer saga, the club confirmed the capture of Leeds United striker Ross McCormack for the hefty fee this morning.

And Stockdale is pleased to see the 27-year-old arriving at Craven Cottage ahead of a season that will see Fulham try to emulate Queens Park Rangers and bounce straight back to the Premier League after relegation.

However, the Cottagers goalkeeper did offer a melancholic note, saying that it is 'sad' to see the Scot leave Leeds.

Fulham scored just 40 goals in the top flight last season and boss Felix Magath has prioritised bolstering their front line this summer.

Australia striker Adam Taggart has already joined the club, while Greece forward Kostas Mitroglou could yet stay in west London.

McCormack's signing could prove pivotal in the coming campaign, however, as the Scot finished the Championship's top scorer last season, with 28 goals.

It is certainly a sign of the ambition Stockdale has alluded to, with Fulham also having signed Tim Hoogland and Kay Voser ahead of the new campaign.

Should the club keep hold of World Cup stars Mitroglou, Bryan Ruiz and Ashkan Dejagah, too, Magath's side will no doubt have as strong a chance as any of sealing promotion.

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